Crazy Cows

I was raised on a farm which has raised cattle, both beef cattle and dairy cattle.  It just seems to me that they have gotten much more stupid over the years.  Though I no longer have a thing to do with the care of them, they tend to be around our house more than I like, and they have messed up a few things; like breaking off the faucet knob on our outdoor faucet on the backside of the house.  That has been a few months ago now.

The stupidest thing that I have seen them do is work so hard to destroy a trash burning barrel to get to the ashes within.  They have wallowered it out, and completely ruined a steel drum.  It is not even usable any longer.  What is it that they seem to crave about ash, and trash remains?  There must be some mineral or something about it that draws them to the barrel.

We now have a dog which might be of some benefit in keeping them out of the yard.  Most of all we need to get our fence finished.  Hopefully, it won’t be too long and we can get that done; the cattle won’t be getting in the yard any more, and we won’t be getting the gun out to run them off.  By the way; that gun is only a Daisy Red Rider air rifle; and I can hardly believe it “Made in China”.

Here along the banks of Flat Creek life is really interesting.

-Tim

A Full and Tiring Week

My wife and I have just returned from four days at Children’s Camp.  The camp took place near Mt. Vernon, MO at the Baptist Hill Assembly.  We served as camp cooks feeding a little more than 200 people children and adults each meal; three meals per day.

We don’t deal with teaspoons and tablespoon measurements; it’s more like in pounds and gallons.  We served gravy with mashed potatoes and ham, gravy with mashed potatoes and chicken; and sausage gravy and biscuits one morning.  It was my task to prepare the gravy.  About 18 gallons of gravy was prepared in total.

Yesterday morning 6/30/11 we prepared about 35 – 40 pounds of pancake mix.  There were about 10 of us working the kitchen, cafeteria; fixing drinks, preparing burgers, and cooking meat.  We had a generous donor who donated over 500 pounds of Longhorn beef for the burgers and spaghetti.  That’s great meat.  That’s also a very generous donor and wife.

There were several professions of faith in Christ too.  For that we are thankful, and blessed to have been a part of the work of God on Baptist Hill.

I was tired upon arriving home; but I took a walk with my dog, down to the creek and about.  That was relaxing, and allowed me to stretch a bit.  My back hurts a bit, but I am blessed.

-Tim